Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

The author of this book aims to first examine the influence of theological discussions in the Bible and rabbinic theology on the growth and development of Jewish philosophy in the Middle Ages, and then analyze the transformations of Jewish philosophical thought from the 9th century to the late 15th century.

It should be noted that Jewish philosophers who emerged during this time sought to interpret the Torah and rabbinic tradition in light of Greek-Islamic philosophical thought and previous teachings.

With the emergence of “Maimonides” and the writing of the book “Guide for the Perplexed,” this theoretical discourse reached its peak. Among these thinkers, contradictory thoughts were found; some considered Aristotelian thought as a threat to Jewish faith, while others saw it as a source of pride and strength for Jewish beliefs.

Some, like Shem Tov Ibn Shem Tov, considered Jewish philosophy more dangerous than Greek writings. However, despite the ups and downs, Jewish philosophy eventually reached its peak in the Middle Ages.


Dan Cohn Sherbok


Alireza Fahim

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